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  1. OP could get alarms which are triggered by...

    OP could get alarms which are triggered by movement but they can be triggered by other animals.
    I think motion activated lights would be more effective - you can have them at ground level and at...
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    I've got arabs, and they quite often do this. I...

    I've got arabs, and they quite often do this. I simply let them stand and stare and assess the situation. I wait until I sense the relaxation - might be as subtle as a slight twitch of the ear, or...
  3. Or, you could take a look at the dozens of hoof...

    Or, you could take a look at the dozens of hoof trimming videos on youtube, and learn to do a basic trim yourself - at the very least you will be able to look at a hoof with a critical eye.
    Another...
  4. Get a Masterson Method treatment. A good...

    Get a Masterson Method treatment. A good practitioner will identify trouble spots, release remembered tension, and relax the horse's mind.
    Some things are not necessarily physical -
  5. When I came back to horse riding after 40 years I...

    When I came back to horse riding after 40 years I went to a parelli intro clinic to get back into the groove. I found it was pretty much what I had always done and had no problems with it. At...
  6. " . . . In a serious freak out, a horse will...

    " . . . In a serious freak out, a horse will rip out of my hands faster than it will unseat me. "

    See, I have a problem right there. I hear that you have not established ground work/manners...
  7. What a great project, lots of lovely land and a...

    What a great project, lots of lovely land and a small house that won't use too much of it. My dream.

    Best wishes and congratulations. Do keep us up to date with progress :)
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    Check for micro shocks - make sure that the...

    Check for micro shocks - make sure that the trailer is earthed.
  9. Western saddles can be tricky. If you try one,...

    Western saddles can be tricky. If you try one, make sure it is shaped for the female pelvis, as the men's ones are wide in the twist and can be quite uncomfortable for women.
    If you like the...
  10. http://horsetalk.co.nz/2014/06/24/endurance-contro...

    http://horsetalk.co.nz/2014/06/24/endurance-controversy-breakneck-speed/

    The horse you mention was eliminated by lameness after the first loop of the ride. It completed the 160k Quilty Cup in...
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    Be sure to get out often, don't let this one ride...

    Be sure to get out often, don't let this one ride become a landmark in your riding career!
    The more you do it, the more enjoyment you'll have, you and your horse will become a team as you become...
  12. Have you read this? ...

    Have you read this?

    http://horsetalk.co.nz/2014/06/24/endurance-controversy-breakneck-speed/

    Depressing.

    But hey! there's a job going at FEI:
    ...
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    you can get Endomondo for your phone. Uses gps. ...

    you can get Endomondo for your phone. Uses gps. It's handy for measuring distance/time when out on your rides. The free version gives you a voice update on your distance and speed every mile, so...
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    Poor unsocialised horses! If you're going to...

    Poor unsocialised horses! If you're going to turn them out, at least have enough room for them to get away from the bossy ones - at least 5 acres for
    5. I have found that they sort out the...
  15. reubenT: those people don't ENJOY winning. ...

    reubenT:
    those people don't ENJOY winning. They WIN. Any way they can.

    I was at a ride which had gates. A rider rang in to say she couldn't open a gate, which she had seen a rider go through...
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    Appetites increase at the change of seasons, so...

    Appetites increase at the change of seasons, so give green forage and/or hay, as much as they will eat. It takes about a week to fill the hind gut, and I feed out free hay (they're on grass as well)...
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    Folks across the road: I know you are very...

    Folks across the road: I know you are very particular about your front yard, and you keep it immaculate. However you have fenced off the council owned grass verge so that people walking/riding...
  18. Would a used shipping container be within your...

    Would a used shipping container be within your price range? They are water proof, burglar proof, and could be painted a suitable color. A REALLY big one would store all your tack as well.
    I use...
  19. Painted Horse, I was going to say the same thing....

    Painted Horse, I was going to say the same thing. I pony my two, change saddles mid ride. They love it. The led one nearly always chases the ridden one along, and being endurance horses they love...
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    This works for me: place the pallet where you...

    This works for me: place the pallet where you want it. Lay 2 posts/poles parallel and close together out from the side. Back up sideways and roll the bale off on to the poles. Two people can...
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    Wow. The new owner is wanting a free ride from...

    Wow. The new owner is wanting a free ride from his tenants IMO.
    1. Should be stipulated in the lease. If he wants you to pay for maintenance, there should be a downward adjustment in the rent...
  22. You could put this on your horse, and use your...

    You could put this on your horse, and use your mobile to find out where it has gone to.

    http://www.amazon.com/SPOT-Satellite-Messenger-Orange-Black/dp/B002PHRDO2

    ...
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    One time I trucked my pony to go out riding with...

    One time I trucked my pony to go out riding with a friend and her newly backed youngster. We went for miles, up in the forest, down narrow trails,between trees. When the light began to fade friend...
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    Does anyone collect all the rain water from the...

    Does anyone collect all the rain water from the roof?

    We lived in summer-dry country and had a 20,000 gallon concrete tank that would fill up with rainwater and last us all summer. We ran a...
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    Am I to understand that some land owners don't...

    Am I to understand that some land owners don't fence their properties but have lovely, enticing trails wandering through them? People who have never owned land of any size, who have never been...
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